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Ahhhh, sitting here in the A/C with my little fan blowing a cool breeze and sipping on a raspberry lemonade from Dairy the little things like this ♥
Right now I'm working on a grunge mini scrapbook, using stripped cardboard as the base pages...thanks Von for the inspiration! I'll be decorating the pages with the June Studio Calico Kit featuring Rocket Age papers and embellishments from October Afternoon.  It's a great day to be toiling away indoors.

I finished the July Sketch from Back Porch Memories last turned out so cute :)
I like to follow the "Rule of 3" when crafting or even decorating my home.  When I started the page, I had a sweet kraft border sticker from CTMH and journal tag from Maya Road;  but I needed one more thing to complete the 'kraft' theme and I really wanted to add a couple of flourishes.  After hunting through all of my supplies I didn't come up with anything, so I figured that I'd make my own...why not?
Here is the finished layout and sketch by Page Maps.  Below are the how-to's on the flourishes.

Inside & Out
Making your own flourishes
Gather your supplies: kraft (or other) paper, paper-punching tool or large needle, mat and template

  Punch, stitch with embroidery floss and then carefully hand-cut around the design, being careful not to cut into the stitching.  Apply no-fray solution to the ends of the floss if needed.
Voila!  It's easy...just don't get too carried away with making your cutting's fun to have a fussy look to it.
I'm outta here for today!  Gotta get the roast in the roaster and get Syd ready for recital rehearsal...busy afternoon.
Ya'll stay COOL out there :)


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